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Old 08-12-2006, 11:27 PM   #1
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fstab and swap space hosed up

I have a hard drive with ubuntu that I just wanted left alone wih free space. It has now turned my entire sdb5 into swap area. I do not want this. that would be like 80 gb of swap. anyways how do I set up swap space on the other drive or this drive and make a new partition for ext3. Here is my fstab. do I create new partition on sdb5 like 2 gb then another partition for the rest of space? Is that sdb5 even my other hard drive. I think I recall during the setup that being it. thanks in advance

# /etc/fstab: static file system information.
# <file system> <mount point>   <type>  <options>       <dump>  <pass>
proc            /proc           proc    defaults        0       0
/dev/sdb1       /               ext3    defaults,errors=remount-ro 0       1
/dev/sdb5       none            swap    sw              0       0
/dev/hda        /media/cdrom0   udf,iso9660 user,noauto     0       0
/dev/fd0        /media/floppy0  auto    rw,user,noauto  0       0

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Old 08-13-2006, 12:36 AM   #2
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/dev/sdb5 is the first extended partition on the second drive.

cat /proc/swaps
will tell you the size of your swap space in kB.

fdisk /dev/sdb
will get you into the partitioning program. Type m for a list of commands. Type p to see the current partition arrangement. This will also tell you which partition is formatted for swap. You should be able to safely delete sdb5 since it is swap space. Then you can create new partitions.
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Don't worry about doing all that - let's see the output of "sudo fdisk -l" (no quotes, and that's a lower case ell)


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